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Friday, December 4, 2009

Foto Story Friday #78--driving alone

Do you remember back, oh say, 6 months ago when I posted this Foto Story Friday? About a certain young man getting a learner's license? Well, he recently completed his required 50 hours of driving with a licensed adult and the 6 month waiting period, went down and took his driving test........... passed and now is the proud owner of a restricted drivers license that allows him to drive alone, with siblings and 1 non family member! He may only drive between the hours of 6 AM and 11 PM. In another 6 month he can drive 3 friends (yikes!) and 6 months after that he is a full fledged driver!!

He was a wee bit nervous about the parallel parking. I picked him up 1/2 hour early so he could drive around town practicing! Not an easy task when the vehicle you have to drive is a big ole suburban!
Wednesday night we let him drive for the first time without us. He took his sister, her friend and himself to youth group. The friend lives across town (which isn't really that far) and he was excited and announced that they would be taking the freeway! Oh yikes I'm SO glad that I didn't learn this bit of info until the day after! :) Sheesh! I've driven with him on the freeway and he does fine, but really it is a dang scary thought! all arrived safe and sound. Thursday we let him drive all the kids to school. He thought he was pretty cool and his siblings thought that it pretty much rocked getting taken to school by their brother! Scott didn't want to take the bus this morning because he wanted Cody to drive him! Cody had to get to school early for wrestling.Over Thanksgiving we got to visit with most of my side of the family. It was a wonderful time of catching up and measuring up........ As you can see, Cody is catching up to his Grumpa in height!
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Emily said...

Man, I don't even want to think of my kids driving!! :)

CC said...

congrats to him! I love that some states have those requirements like about non-family members in the car. Distractions are sooooo dangerous for everyone, but espeically teens.

Emmy said...

I can't even imagine being in that stage of my life!
Are you LDS by chance? The week night youth group thing made me think that.
Stopping by for Photo Sharing Friday

racefan said...

WOW!!! Congrats, Cody:) That is so exciting!!! I too remember getting my driver's license and gettting to drive my little brothers and sisters to school---that was so cool:) Just getting to drive at all--whether it be to pick something up at the grocery store for Mom or driving the siblings around to various events--it was an awesome time in my life!! It won't be long and Tanner will be doing the same thing--I can't believe it!

Jaina said...

I remember the first time I drove alone, it was right after I got my license and I wanted so badly to drive by myself that my dad sent me to the store to buy licorice for our movie that night. :)

Have a great weekend!

Monica said...

I still can't believe how tall he is!!! Congrats to Cody on getting his license!

crystal said...

Lucky you! I can't WAIT to have a chauffeur at my beck & call :)

Momisodes said...

He is getting so tall! Driving is so exciting at that age. I do not look forward to the day my daughter does it. I'm sure I'll lose tons of sleep over it :)